Drywall Anchors: Weight Tested
Can drywall anchors really be trusted to bear their rated weight? We conducted a HomeLAB test to find out.
Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips
Gary Wentz is a carpenter and the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. He claims to have torn out more than...
Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints
Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints
How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing
A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...
How to Use a Spiral Saw on Drywall
Faster, neater cuts around electrical boxes and ceiling fixtures.
Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
These will definitely get you out of a few jams.
This is the Difference Between Mesh and Paper Drywall Tape
This is the differences between mesh and paper drywall tape.
Push Sticks Prevent Impalement
You can prevent injuries (and potential impalement) when using a table saw by building a small push stick. Learn how...
Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide
Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...
Could You Have Made it in Construction With These Tools From 1951?
A collection of ads for tools that were, at some point, on the cutting edge of technology. Things have changed...
What to Do with Leftover Drywall
15 million pounds of drywall is produced in the U.S. every year. Most of it goes on walls, but around...
How to Apply Knock Down Texture
Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings
5 Types of Drywall All DIYers Should Know About
Drywall, aka plasterboard, wallboard, gypsumboard or Sheetrock (a brand name), is actually a lot more interesting than you might think....
How to Sand Drywall
Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.